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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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18 x 3 m deck to be built under current varandah

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I'm looking for quotes for an 18 x 3 m deck with ramp and steps at our lifestyle property in Cust. We will require this to be built within 3-4 weeks.

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Door replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Take off old back door. Install new door. New hardware needed (hinges, handle, strike plate, lock).

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Bathroom and kitchen remodel

Posted 1 month ago

Some doors and small partition walls to move, then a small kitchen and bathroom to fit out. Early next year.

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5 Hampton Drive Decking

Posted 8 months ago

Construction of 160 sq/m of decking on a new build. Materials may be supplied by negotiation. Height between 400-800 mm above ground. Kwila decking to be used 140 x 19 mm. Level ground, 200 mm soil then clay gravels. North side of house. Requires immediate start, house approaching completion.

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Pergola and patio need

Posted 3 months ago

I need and extention to a patio and pergola built. Want this done befor November.

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Shower track broken

Posted 4 months ago

Shoer track broken above door and needs fixing

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Cat door into wood door

Posted 3 months ago

Need a cat door (we have it) installed into a wooden internal door. In the morning sometime this week or next week.

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New decking and roof with some internal wall/entrance redesign

Posted 3 months ago

require new large decking area with roof on older villa plus some changes to interior walls and doors

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Deck/Porch Replacement

Posted 6 months ago

Our tenants - who happen to be our parents need their current small deck replaced. Deck leads to front sliding door.

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New Decking

Posted 1 week ago

Build decking 16 mtr long x 3 mtr wide

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Build subfloor for new deck

Posted 1 week ago

I need help building a new kwila deck (simple plan attached). Please provide prices for 1) a full build 2) installing and levelling the piles. The finished floor level is approx. 400mm above ground - though the lawn has been built up higher where the deck be. I'm happy to provide materials through a trade account if that works out to be cost effective.

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Weathboards

Posted 1 day ago

I have some rotten weatherboards that need replaceing and some odd job's to do inside the house. Not sure what it will cost that is why I'm needing you to come have a look

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Patio roof

Posted 5 months ago

I’m after some roofing options / quotes for our patio area roughly 3.7x4.3 connected to two existing walls

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Wardrobe

Posted 8 months ago

Build a wardrobe in main bedroom Build a window seat

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Deck Steps

Posted 7 months ago

We have a deck that requires some wide steps built. I would say they would be 2/3 steps deep and a couple of meters long, they would be siting on an existing concrete pad. The deck is 420 high. I am retired so the work can be done any time.

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John brett #2

Posted 7 months ago

as per photo, pergola can be don at a later stage

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New Deck / BBQ area

Posted 1 month ago

New deck to be built at ground level. Approx 36/40 m2. Pergola also. Will be installing a pizza oven and argie bbq. Happy to assist where required.

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New T&G flooring for an 1860’s kitchen and entrance - ASAP

Posted 3 months ago

We need to replace our rotted flooring with new T&G Beech. We have removed all the existing rotted flooring and now need a builder ASAP to lay the new flooring. We will be re-flooring our bathroom and toilet in a few weeks also if you’re interested in this job too,

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Ali Johnson

Posted 6 months ago

Toilet in the small bathroom has been removed and floor was wet underneath. The lino has been lifted up and new floor planks, and a new floor needs to be put down, so it is ready to tile and put a new toilet in. Please see the photos.

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Joinery Laminate fixing and fitting

Posted 4 months ago

Fitting of the joinery laminate on kitchen benchtop wall. It has been stuck down from one end but is unfitted on the other sode. Laminate is bigger than the area it was purchased to cover so will need to be trimmed so it fits in place.

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Recent carpentry reviews

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New T&G flooring for an 1860’s kitchen and entrance - ASAP

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13th October 2019

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 5
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 5
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2decks to built Okuku

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

Deck/Porch Replacement

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9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Joinery Laminate fixing and fitting

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9th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Small kitchen joiner job

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7th December 2018

Workmanship
 4
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 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door replacement

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16th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Prep and repaint deck

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17th October 2018

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 4
Communication
 4

Deck Steps

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2nd July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

extension of deck

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8th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Repairs in Oxford

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29th May 2018

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 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Ash A B Razek Building Services

Joined July 2018

I've been in the Building/Painting industry for 7 years, I specialize in fencing and decking and I'm working hard to progress my business, I have experience with EQC repairs, Private Renovations, Light commercial and newly built homes. Very motivated and passionate about my work and have a strong team of tradesman behind me. Honest prices, punctual and work to giving customers the best value for...

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RWI Ltd

Joined October 2014

For the past 25 years I have had great success operating excavator's in all fields from tree felling to major excavation's and demolition work on the West Coast. Now living in the Canterbury region I can offer specialised excavation and remedial work at a competitive rate.

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MCD Maintenance

Joined April 2019

We've been in the trade for 14+ years. We specialize in kitchens and kitchen Facelifts ,laminated flooring, decking, fencing and general maintenance work that you don't get around to do. We do electricity work to (e266316). No job is to small for us and we pride ourselves on providing services that will make you call us again to do more work for you. Competitive pricing and can do attitude is se...

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Firth landscape construction

Joined March 2017

For all your landscaping/construction needs call firth landscape construction free quotes, professional work done to high standards very competitive quotes...we do it all, landscaping renovations tiling, laminate flooring concreting asphalting. We have high standards and we know you'll be happy.

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Priority Construction

Joined November 2017

Hi We are a New Zealand building company. We have been repairing, renovating and building lite commercial to grand residential homes here in Canterbury. Across the board our team has over 25 years experience in the New Zealand building industry. We specialize in trade concept and management. focusing on best practice, winning strategies to repair and renovate or build your new home. We build...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Jellis construction

Joined November 2015

I take a lot of pride in my work I have been building for 8 years now and am a licensed building practitioner. Have done work with architectural new builds, spec homes, earthquake repairs and big renovation jobs and have acquired a wide skill set from these. Happy to come and give a free quote and havnt had a job go over budget so far look forward to doing some quality work for you

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Mitch Eder Construction Limited

Joined December 2015

Licensed Builder by trade, I specialise in: Decks, Residential New Builds, Insulation, Gibbing, Raised Gardens, Skirting & Architraves, Wardrobe and shelving, Door hardware, framing, trusses, you name it, Landscaping, you name it...

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GW Built Limited

Joined June 2019

With over 25yrs experience we pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time to the clients satisfaction , being on time and competitive . We specialise in residential carpentry from foundation work , new home builds and renovations from bathrooms to full renovations of old villas , decks and fences . We will look at the smaller jobs .

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Roman Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, we are Qualified Builder and Sub-Trade with Quality as First Priority in our job. We carry out New Build, Extension, Renovation, Landscaping, Project Management and Handyman/Maintenance. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you !!

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SMALL JOB SPECIALIST

Joined March 2019

Hi I have been building and renovating houses for 40 years and i am just doing odd jobs and maintainence . I Give free quotes and will do the work in time frame agreed upon

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Stalwart Construction Ltd

Joined August 2007

Save moving and transform your house into your dream home with renovations, alterations and extensions, on time and on budget. We can help with plans and consents. If you want to upgrade to a New home, deal direct with the builder who is in contact the whole way through your project (not a salesperson). Plans available now to view and can easily be customized to suit you. Either new or...

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Stuart Spencer

Joined November 2016

Livening and work in a small village has always been a dream. My goal is to not only provide people with a top quality product, but make life long friends.

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. I will change a rotten floorboard or re weatherboard your whole house. Sleepouts are now a popular part of my services.

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, Supreme Services provides Landscaping Services & Property & Building Maintenance Services . I am qualified as a Landscaper & Landscape Gardener having over 20 years experience. Contact us for all aspects of Landscaping - paving, decking, fencing, garden and lawn installations. Tree work including pruning and tree lopping and stump grinding. For Building Maintenance items including washdow...

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Kateryna Brianska

Joined March 2019

Having years of European and New Zealand expirience in tiling we provide professional tiling services for commercial and residential, and we are happy to help business owners and home owners to choose the best tile sizes and patterns to achieve the desired results. Our services include: • Floor levelling and screeding • Floor & wall tiling • Waterproofing • Underfloor heating • Grouting an...

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C Whall Construction

Joined September 2010

hi, i'm a qualified licensed builder who has been self employed for the last ten years doing smaller jobs right up to renovations an extensions. work well with the client to achieve a professional finish an on time an budget.

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Precise Building Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2019

With seven years experience working hands on in the field of earthquake repairs to foundations of all types including -Type A ( timber floor with piles only) - Type B ( timber floor with piles and perimeter foundation) - Type C (concrete slab-on-grade) Precise Building Solutions Ltd is offering the wider Canterbury community a complete repair...

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